Rafael Cavalcante Wants to Face Ryan Bader for His UFC Debut
Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion in an interview on MMAjunkie Radio revealed that he would like to face Ryan Bader for his UFC debut for his return to MMA. Cavalcante is still serving a one year suspension following a failed drug test for steroids after his fight with Mike Kyle at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier in May 2012.
Regarding who he would like to face for his first UFC fight and why he’d like to face Bader: “I have a lot of names in my mind that I want to test myself (against)…I like the way he [Bader] fights.”
Why he likes the Bader fight: “I think we’re going to do an awesome fight. I’ll be ready for sure.”